WHAT ARE PRESENT TIMES A PREQUEL FOR?
The White Ribbon (2009) - Reviewed by Andrew Malekoff on #IMBD
Haunting Prequel to the Third Reich
Filmed beautifully in black and white with subtitles, The White Ribbon is a movie that will leave viewers with a lasting residue long after it ends. The film portrays the residents of a northern German village, dominated by a baron, sometime before World War I.
Inhabitants of this village, #youngand #old, are sliding down the slippery slope of #moraldecline. The #menin leadership positions - a doctor and clergyman, for example - are detestable, especially in their treatment of women and children. The most #brutalscene in the movie, perhaps, was not one that portrayed physical #violence, but verbal #abusetowards a #womanthat served faithfully as caretaker, and more, for the town's widowed physician. As for the some of the #children, although it is only suggested, it appears that they are budding #sociopathsthat perpetuate despicable acts against others.
Weeks after seeing this film, I started thinking more deeply about the children in this town. I realized that they would become young adults during the time #hitlerwould rise to power. They live an incubator in which the cruelty that they experience they, in turn, perpetuate against unsuspecting victims. Their circumstances are such that they are being unwittingly primed for carrying out the atrocities that will come to characterize their future in #NaziGermany.
The #whiteribbonis a prequel for the rise of the #ThirdReich.
Seeing this #filmled me to wonder about what our present time is a #prequelfor.
Interested? See the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149362/